Echoes of the Reformation: Glory to God Alone
Isaiah 48:9-11 (NIV)
9 For my own name’s sake I delay my wrath;
for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you,
so as not to destroy you completely.
10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this.
How can I let myself be defamed?
I will not yield my glory to another.
I. God does’t destroy us for His own glory.
II. God refines us for His own glory.
III. God keeps His promises for His own glory.